ERIC Number: ED429000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
With Speech as My Weapon: Emma Goldman and the First Amendment. A Unit of Study for Grades 8-12.
Falk, Candace; Cole, Stephen; Thomas, Sally
This supplementary teaching unit provides students with the opportunity to explore freedom of expression by focusing on Emma Goldman (1869-1940), a major figure in the history of American radicalism and feminism. In a period when the expression of controversial ideas was dangerous, Goldman insisted on her right to challenge conventions. She devoted her life to asserting the individual's potential for freedom that otherwise was obscured by a system of social and economic constraints. She was among America's most prominent advocates of labor's right to organize, reproductive rights, sexual freedom, freedom of speech, and freedom of the individual. This teaching unit contains primary sources taken from documents, artifacts, journals, diaries, newspapers, and literature from the period under study. Students will investigate documents drawn from these sources in a study of issues related to freedom of expression. Teacher background materials, lesson plans, and student resources are given to provide an overview of the entire unit, as well as various ideas and approaches for this unit. Contains a glossary of terms and an 18-item selected bibliography. (BT)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Feminism, History Instruction, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
National Center for History in the Schools, University of California, Los Angeles, 5262 Bunche Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473; Fax: 310-267-2103.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment